Prison Inmates Feel Impact of Clinton Correctional Prison Escape

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Clinton Correctional Facility

A swift and brutal crackdown at the once notorious prison in Dannemora followed the escape of two convicted killers in June, according to a new report from the New York Times.

Richard Matt and David Sweat drew national headlines when they escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility.

The pair escaped from the so-called “honor block” with the help of at least one worker at the facility, who pleaded guilty to promoting prison contraband and criminal facilitation on July 28.

According to the New York Times, guards carried out what appears to be, “a campaign of retribution against dozens of Clinton inmates, particularly those on the honor block.”

Prisoners told The Times that they were “beaten while handcuffed, choked, and slammed against cell bars and walls” after the escape.

According to the Times, more than 60 prisoners have filed complaints with Prisoners’ Legal Services.

Roughly three weeks after the escape, Matt was shot and killed.

Three days later, Sweat was shot and taken back into custody.

Read the full account on the New York Times website, click here.

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